Volkswagen Group Malaysia has announced today that it is accepting bookings for the new Volkswagen Vento – essentially a higher specifications Volkswagen Polo Sedan with a TSI+DSG combo drivetrain.
There will be three variants - Highline, Comfortline and Trendline – with prices estimated to range from RM80,000 to RM90,000.
Features by variant have yet to be confirmed, but we know that the top of the Vento range Highline variant will come equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), four airbags (front and side), anti-lock braking system (ABS), Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) and ISOFIX anchorage point for child seats, giving the car a 5-star rating by ASEAN NCAP.
The teaser pictures revealed that the Vento is differentiated from the 1.6-litre naturally aspirated Polo Sedan by its LED tail lamps, a different three slats radiator grille, a slightly different front bumper with a pair more rectangular front fog lamps.
Touted as the only turbocharged sedan in its class, the Vento will be powered by 1.2-litre TSI engine that produces 105 PS, with a 175 Nm of torque sustained from 1,500 rpm to 4,100 rpm. Power is transferred to the front wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch DSG transmission.
Inside, the Vento also has a slightly different steering wheel and infotainment system.
Five colours are available; Candy White, Flash Red, Reflex Silver, Carbon Steel Grey and Deep Black. More information at http://vw.volkswagen.com.my/coming-soon/the-vento/.